CO2 Intensity Reduction Goal
In September 2009, Idaho Power’s Board of Directors approved guidelines to reduce Idaho Power’s resource portfolio average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions intensity for the 2010 through 2013 time period to a level of 10 to 15 percent below its 2005 CO2 emissions intensity of 1,194 pounds CO2 per megawatt-hour (MWh).
Get the specifics about the goal from IDACORP, Inc.’s 8-K issued Sept. 17, 2009.
Idaho Power achieved this goal, and then extended the CO2 emissions intensity goal for 2014-2015 in November, 2012.
This extended goal was also met. As a result, in May 2015 Idaho Power further extended and expanded the goal, setting a reduction in company-owned resource portfolio average CO2 emissions intensity to 15 to 20 percent below 2005 levels for the 2010-2017 timeframe. In May 2017, the Board of Directors approved the current CO2 emissions intensity goal, which extends the target CO2 emissions intensity of 15 to 20 percent below the 2005 CO2 emissions intensity through 2020.
The chart below tracks Idaho Power’s progress toward meeting this new goal.
*YTD through August
The current year-to-date and average 2010-2017 period-to-date CO2 emissions intensity is updated monthly, on a provisional basis, and trued up annually.
The chart below only includes emissions and generation from Idaho Power-owned generation resources. If Idaho Power has sold any Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the renewable generation creating those RECs is not included in this CO2 emissions intensity calculation.
Idaho Power is ranked as the 41st-lowest carbon dioxide emitter among the nation’s 100 largest electricity producers.
Idaho Power’s historic CO2 emissions in millions of tons from Idaho Power-owned generation.
Idaho Power is ranked as the 47th-lowest carbon dioxide emitter per megawatt hour produced among the nation’s 100 largest electricity producers.
Idaho Power’s historic CO2 emissions per megawatt hour produced in pounds per MWh from Idaho Power-owned generation.